Our group has been working toward their Human Rights badge this past year. One of the topics that we have started to explore is water and access to clean water. To start on discussion on this we took the kids (and parents) on a pretty cool tour of a local water plant and wastewater facility. I highly recommend a tour like this, if you're able to arrange it--it was pretty fascinating.
Here's a write-up that my hubby did about our experience:…Continue
Added by Christine M. on May 6, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments
Thought this might be of interest to members:
TerraCycle® is proud to announce that we have partnered with Old Navy to collect used flip-flops at Old Navy stores through the…Continue
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In April we are kicking off a partnership with the Children & Nature Network with the Let's GO (Get Outside) campaign.
What is Let’s G.O.!?…
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365 Ways to Live Green for Kids: Saving the Environment at Home, School, or at…Continue
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I remember being a young girl, standing in the kitchen helping my grandmother with dishes, or some other chore. Being the floor was linoleum, standing in there barefoot was not a welcome thought. But the exception was right by the sink....a beautiful, comfortable rag rug. It's beautiful colors undulated on the rug, begging young tender feet to stand on it without worry. Thinking back on that wonderful memory, a friend posted about how she is making toothbrush rag rugs, and I was transported…Continue
Added by Lynn O'Brien on March 5, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
I am truly inspired by the Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute and NW Parks and Rec, for their commitment to making our area better for everyone, and for providing wonderful opportunities and events for the community and schools to participate in.
I would love to hold an Earth Scouts Festival here in the next few months, not only to promote the group and this wonderful community around the world, but also to provide kids with resources to become the wonderful people they can be.…Continue
Added by Lynn O'Brien on February 25, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I just wanted to share a blog post of a recent project our ES group did for a great organization that happens to be local to us. The organization is Share Your Soles, and the kids collected shoes as part of their work towards their Human Rights badge.
Here's the link:…Continue
Added by Christine M. on February 24, 2011 at 10:01pm — No Comments
I just started a NEW blog that I intend to upkeep about me and my family's life.
My first post was all about Earth Scouts! I can't wait to see what others have to say about it...
Take Care all! Enjoy! Pamela :)
"Creative, interesting, meaningful; these words all describe Paul Fleischman's fictional story Weslandia. As an outcast, Wesley has no friends is quite strange but when he decides grow a staple food crop and create his own civilization people…Continue
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Did you know that you can make paper yourself? For many years paper was made by hand and therefore was very expensive. People treated it with great care, and never threw it away. They always saved it after they used it, and made new paper from it. Paper can be made from wood, cotton rags, linen fabric, grass,…Continue
Our group hosted a BeadParty and raised $413 for BeadforLife, an organization that helps impoverished African women. The kids helped sort the boxes of jewelry, set up for the party, make signs and collect the money. It didn't cost us anything to host it- even shipping both ways is free. Info can be found…Continue
January's book of the month is not a 'book' but an amazing curriculum resource pdf download ebook for grades 3-9 that has…Continue
Added by Alicia Dziak on January 7, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments
I know many of us have experienced finding a stray crayon, broken in pieces, lying around the house. No wrapper, just the crayon. If you're like me, some of you put them in a box or bag, setting them aside for some future art project. Some that are in better condition can be donated or given away, but for those lost little pieces, what to do with them?
Our girls were given a wonderful little device, a Crayola Crayon Maker, yesterday and have made 15 crayons so far! Their…Continue
Is your Earth Scout Family homeschooling or considering homeschooling? If so then the Global Village School is worth checking into. Global Village offers a progressive, accredited, customizable K-12 homeschooling program featuring online and text-based curriculum with individualized teacher service.…Continue
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I found this cool new food pyramid and wanted to share it with everyone. Click here to visit the website and the 'interactive' pyramid. You can also…Continue
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I came upon a beautiful picture of an autumn scene, while reading Mother Earth News magazine. The top of the scene held a message from Ralph Waldo Emerson saying, that nature always wears the colors of the Spirit. As I pondered the image and the words, Mother Earth herself spoke to me of her thirst. My heart prayed. The scene around Kentucky here is of a very dry nature. I was praying with my pipe at sunset this evening as I gazed upon one of my guardian trees. Its leaves were…Continue
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